805 KAR 7:040. Training of newly employed miners.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 351.105

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 351.102, 351.105, 351.106(1)-(4)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 351.102 and 351.106 require the Department of Mines and Minerals to establish a miner training program for newly employed miners according to the criteria and standards determined by the Mining Board. This administrative regulation establishes a program of training and examination for newly employed miners.

 

      Section 1. Mine-specific Training for Newly Employed Miners. (1) Each newly employed inexperienced miner shall receive a minimum of eight (8) hours training provided by the licensee. The training shall:

      (a) Be performed by a Kentucky certified mine foreman or mining instructor.

      (b) Apply to the mine where the miner is to be employed.

      (2) Each newly employed experienced miner shall receive sufficient training provided by the licensee. The training shall:

      (a) Be performed by a Kentucky certified mine foreman or mining instructor.

      (b) Apply to the mine where the miner is to be employed.

      (3) The training shall include instruction in the courses set forth in 805 KAR 7:020, Section 2(2)-(15), and shall be completed before the newly hired miner can be assigned any work duties.

      (4) The licensee shall verify to the department documentation containing the following information:

      (a) Full name of person trained;

      (b) Miner identification number;

      (c) Type of mining operation;

      (d) Type of training received;

      (e) Date training completed;

      (f) Verification of eight (8) hours training in mine specifics;

      (g) Signature of miner;

      (h) Signature of instructor; and

      (i) Date of signatures. The newly employed miner shall receive a copy of this form.

      (5) Upon proof by a licensee that a reemployed experienced miner has received the training established in this administrative regulation within twelve (12) months preceding reemployment at the mine, the miner shall not be required to repeat the training established in this administrative regulation. (3 Ky.R. 798; Am. 4 Ky.R. 173; eff. 10-5-77; 11 Ky.R. 1899; 12 Ky.R. 211; eff. 8-13-85; 26 Ky.R. 212; 754; eff. 10-13-99.)